John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought

John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought

by Gordon Campbell, Thomas N. Corns
     
 

Milton's thought has often been too simply described. This book re-examines scrupulously John Milton's writings and the life records, in the context of a proper understanding of the recent developments in seventeenth-century historiography. Amid the discontinuities occasioned by shifting political circumstance, by the exigencies of polemical context, and the diversity… See more details below

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Milton's thought has often been too simply described. This book re-examines scrupulously John Milton's writings and the life records, in the context of a proper understanding of the recent developments in seventeenth-century historiography. Amid the discontinuities occasioned by shifting political circumstance, by the exigencies of polemical context, and the diversity of genres in which he wrote, Milton emerged as a major political thinker and significant systematic theologian, as well as the most eloquent prose writer and most accomplished poet of the age. A more human Milton appears in these pages, flawed, self-contradictory, self-serving, arrogant, passionate, ruthless, ambitious, and cunning, as well as the literary genius who achieved so much.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199289844
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations A Note on Dates Maps Introduction I 1608-1632
1 Childhood
2 St Paul's School
3 Cambridge: The Undergraduate Years
4 Cambridge: The Postgraduate Years II 1632-1639
5 Hammersmith
6 Horton
7 Italy III 1639-1649
8 The Crisis of Government
9 The First Civil War
10 The Road to Regicide IV 1649-1660
11 The Purged Parliament
12 The Protectorate
13 From the Death of Oliver Cromwell to the Restoration V 1660-1674
14 Milton in 1660
15 Surviving the Restoration
16 Plague, Fire, and Paradise Lost
17 The Sunlit Uplands VI 1674 and after
18 Posthumous Life and Nachlass Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliography Notes Bibliography Index

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